Lunch with One of the Best Views on the Island: Di V’u Bar & Restaurant
Wet Willy’s dock and bar have been a fixture on Ambergris Caye for quite some time. The largest of only a handful of over the sea palapa bars on the island, they were known for years as the home of the infamous Wednesday late night “Ladies Night”.
Wet Willy’s in 2011.
New owners and a new look & menu in 2012:
And now. Again new owners, a new look and a new name. Di’Vu Restaurant.
But last summer, new owners from Maryland bought the bar and they have lots of restaurant experience. They own a large “raw bar” called Jimmie & Sook’s back in the states and they totallly revamped the menu. They changed the name to Di’Vu – Ova di wata, Anda di stars. AND they cancelled the gritty late night Ladies Night.
It was time to stop in and check it all out…
And I don’t know how I forget but they have one of the most gorgeous patches of water in town.
Da view from the back deck.
Here is the view as you walk in from the beach.
Walking into the main palapa. The dirty t-shirts, bras and panties have been replaced by colorful paper lanterns.
And then out on the deck. TONS of seating and even a lounge area. A gorgeous place to hang out, have a few drinks and use the tubes and the stairs to the water. It’s like a pool out here.
They are doing breakfast lunch and dinner. Here are some menu shots. I was there for lunch. And Di V’u.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet? That’s no joke!
We started with the pineapple cornbread with honey butter and it was…very tasty. A little hot sauce would be beautiful sprinkled on this.
I then had the mango & apple chicken salad wrap with potato salad – and it was tasty too. Service was great as well.
I’ll be back! I love the new outside lighting…this place must be so pretty at night. And kinda perfect for a large event or concert. I call the double lounger!
Very nice revamp…and well worth trying for the food and especially THE VIEW. But I think this place is going to be called Wet Willy’s for many years to come. Things move slow down here 🙂